David Maljkovic – Latifa Echakhch|DVIR
David Maljkovic, Yet not titled, 2016, 2017, Dvir Gallery
David Maljković’s work is a highly controlled variant exploitation of formalist concerns. While narrative is the driving element at the origination of a project, the artist’s varied means of visual implementation profoundly modifies and compromises its supremacy. The process of construction within a set of formal directives encrypts the narrative and postulates what Maljković describes as a new semantic logic. His overall project is engaged in the variable relationship between form and content in art terms or signifier and signified, in linguistic terms; it is within this relationship that Maljković negotiates his formal methods and disjunctive intentions.
After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, David Maljković participated in several artist’s residency programs including the one of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. His recent solo exhibitions include: Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam (2016), DVIR Gallery, Brussels (2016), T293, Rome (2016), VOX Centre de l’image contemporaine, Montreal (2016), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2014), Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen (2014), Baltic Art Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2013), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2012), Wiener Secession, Vienna (2011), Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2009). Maljković has participated in group shows such as: The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?), 11th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2016), Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA (2015), All The World’s Futures, 56. Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2015), Animism, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2012), The Present and Presence, Moderna Galerija: Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana (2011), MUSAC, 29th Sao Paulo Art Biennial, Sao Paulo (2010), What Keeps Mankind Alive, 11th Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul (2009), When Things Cast No Shadow, 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2008).
Latifa Echakhch, Untitled (Dancer),2013, Dvir Gallery
Latifa Echakhch was born in 1974 in El Khnansa, Maroc she is a contemporary French visual artist, creator of installations. Her participation in the Venice Biennale in 2011, the support of three galleries of importance located in Zurich (she works in Switzerland), Paris, and Tel Aviv, and in 2013, obtaining the Prix Marcel Duchamp, allow her to be present and to have a budding reputation in the international art circuit.
Born in Morocco, she arrived in France aged 3. She graduated from the National School of Arts in Cergy-Pontoise and the National School of Fine Arts in Lyon. She now lives and works in Martigny, Switzerland.
She was awarded the Marcel-Duchamp 2013. “Her work between surrealism and conceptualism, questions with economy and precision the importance of symbols and reflects the fragility of modernism” felt Alfred Pacquement jury president, director of the National Museum modern Art (Centre Pompidou).
Ryan McGinley – Tabor Robak|TEAM
Ryan McGinley, Pink Boom, 2007, Team
Ryan McGinley lives and works in New York. New Jersey native Ryan McGinley began documenting his friends and Lower East Side subculture in New York City when he was a teenager. The fine art community took notice of his work when he printed a fifty-page, inkjet book entitled The Kids Are Alright in 1999. His large-format color photographs soon graced the walls of the Whitney Museum of American Art, where he was the youngest person ever, at the age of 25, to be given a solo exhibition.
McGinley’s work has since appeared in prestigious publications such as the New York Times Magazine, Vogue and W, allowing him to broaden his subject-matter to include Olympic athletes, artists, actors and other visionaries, not to mention super models. A subsequent exhibition at P.S.1/MoMA established him as one of America’s preeminent young photographers. His newest photographs, shot in both natural and studio settings focus on subjects interacting spontaneously in joyous rebellion, and are a testament to his ever-evolving aesthetic and maturity as an artist. His artwork is represented by Team Gallery, New York, Ratio 3 Gallery, San Francisco and Galerie Perrotin, Paris.
Tabor Robak, Free-to-Play, 2013, Team
Tabor Robak started his career as a graphic designer, working with multinational brands such as Nike and T-Mobile. This gave him an understanding of marketing, and the use of digital technology to create images designed to sell; the visual language used by multi-nationals. The artist’s virtuosity with programs such as Photoshop, CINEMA 4D and Unity allows him to generate vivid and unique scenes often displayed across multiple high definition panels.
Robak’s work references the amount of time individuals remain connected to the digital world, whether it is through digital mapping applications or as a virtual avatar. It seems strange that suchmesmerising landscapes do not truly exist in any physical element, representing the pinnacle of non-auratic art. They are actions rather than objects and unlike painting, sculptures, or even celluloid, they lack any form of physical support.